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  1. Bat-ABDV Bowl-Bumrah Field-Rahane
  2. I said Rohit should not open if the pitch is not flat.I have no issue with him opening in Asian pitches.All his 200s are in good batting tracks.
  3. I still feel Rohit should be asked to bat at 3 or 4 if the pitch is not flat.He can bat till the end after the new ball is gone.I don't understand why he is so obsessed with opening when he clearly lacks he technique in tough conditions.If he is fine with batting at 4 in IPL,he should be okay with doing the same in ODI.
  4. Bat-Rahane Bowl-Bhuvi Field-Pandya
  5. Pandya's bowling in the 1st 2 ODIs

    Pandya's batting won the ODI series against Aussies.He is the only batsman who can score a 50 ball 100 if he gets going.Probably the only Indian batsman who can hit 6s as soon as he arrives.Even Kohli does not bat like that.Shankar has low strike rate and has not taken much wickets either.Pandya is a top class fielder and is good enough for 6-7 overs.He bowls much better in 2nd spells.He needs to find better ways of scoring the first 20 runs. Kedar Jadhav should be dropped in favour of an all rounder who can hit from the start and take wickets.May be reconsider Jadeja/Ashwin for that slot or find someone else.This might not solve batting issue,but bowling will be covered.
  6. Bat-Kohli Bowler-Rabada Fielder-Pandya
  7. Bat-Kohli Bowl-Rabada Field-Dhoni
  8. India vs South Africa 1st ODI, February 1, 2018: Durban

    I feel Rahul should be given a proper run at no 4.If we are playing batsman who can bowl spin at no.6 like Kedar,why can't Jadeja be given that spot.His fielding & catching will get 2 wickets per match at least and reliable 6th bowling option.It's terrible that Neither of these are in ODI squad. Probable team for 1st ODI: Rohit,Dhawan,Kohli,Pandey/Rahane/Iyer,Pandya,Dhoni,Pandey/Kedar/DK,Bhuvi,Shami,Kuldeep/Chahal,Bumrah. If both Kuldeep & Chahal are played,6th batsman can be dropped.
  9. Kohli's left field calls that went India's way

    I blame BCCI for setting up that SL series. Had we not played that series,Kohli could have got rest and remaining squad could have arrived in SA. Vijay,Rahul,Pujara and bowlers could have done better job by getting used to the conditions.Not playing Umesh at all was a blunder.He would have done much better than Ishant and probably even Shami .Shami was terrible in 1st innings in all matches.
  10. No.Play Umesh in place of Ishant and Bhuvi in place of Shami. Must win the 3rd test. It's bad idea to play Shami if he's not 100% fit. Umesh has not been played in SA at all.I feel he is better than Shami in terms of fitness and better than Ishant by miles. Try Saini in ODIs.
  11. I had said it before Saha's 10 catches and no dropped chances were worth atleast 100-150 runs on that pitch.
  12. why can't rahane open the batting in test matches?

    I feel Chepu should open and Rahane should be at no 3. Chepu is pretty much the virtual opener in most matches after the openers fail. Openers simply need to blunt the 1st session. Rahul can be more aggressive and should bat 3 or 5 . Given the current situation of Rahane not playing at all,I will take him as opener any day.
  13. Isn't Kaptaan Kool doing most of field settings in most of the ODIs and T20s. Kohli looks clueless in ODIs and can be seen fielding in the boundaries. Even in the matches Rohit captained,Dhoni was setting the fields. Rahane did much better job vs Aussies. Kaptaan Hothead still has a long way to go.
  14. Target that we can chase ?

    175 Max.
  15. So how long is the rope for Saha?

    Saha's 10 catches were worth 100-150 runs.He must play in all the tests. I think KL Rahul should be groomed as the next WK.If he can bat at 6,then tackling 2nd new ball will be easy.Hopefully,he won't lose the batting skills. Parthiv and DK should not be considered at all. Pant's first class avg is good but needs to be tested in bouncy green tracks.His keeping will improve in next 2-3 years.

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